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People living within 2.5 miles of oil and gas wells in California are exposed to levels of air pollutants linked to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, preterm birth, and other long-term health defects, according to a new study published in September in the journal Science of The Total Environment.

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Microplastics - minuscule bits of bottles, bags, synthetic fibers and other plastic waste that have broken up in the environment—are influencing Earth's climate as they circulate through the atmosphere.

As temperatures rise in northern regions, migrating species are seeing less benefit from migrating north for the summer months, according to scientists who reviewed 25 recent studies.

A group of “holistic engineers” wants to turn the arid Sinai peninsula back into the lush, green landscape it once was.
Coastal officials in Hawaii are taking action against residents who lined their oceanfront properties with sandbags. A Star-Advertiser/ProPublica investigation last year found that lax enforcement of these protections was threatening beaches.
The celebrated international train service of the 1960s and ’70s could get a contemporary reboot as an alternative to short-haul air travel. 
The administration’s action restarts a study on Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which Obama began and Trump then reversed.
An exploding body of evidence shows that warming will worsen hunger, spread disease, exacerbate chronic illnesses and wreak havoc on health systems.
The country has fallen behind other developed nations in its commitment to slashing carbon emissions. Neither fires nor international pressure has pushed it away from coal and other fossil fuels.
Countries are planning to produce more than twice as much oil, gas and coal through 2030 as would be needed if governments want to limit global warming to Paris Agreement goals.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia may make a speech by video at the United Nations summit, which is seen as pivotal in efforts to stem climate change.
The death toll continued to rise on Wednesday as landslides and flooding damaged homes and stranded thousands of people.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said it was critical for residents to step up their water-saving efforts as the state ends its second-driest year on record.
The centerpiece of the president’s environmental agenda has fallen apart because of the objections of a single senator.
To save the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s limited drinking water, it’s time for chicken farms to tap into an alternative supply, officials say.
Scientists have raced to safeguard a newly precious resource: plants that can thrive in a changing climate.
Tiny bits of plastic are swirling in the sky, and a new model suggests they could be subtly affecting the climate.
Coastal residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by hurricanes Matthew and Florence say they're frustrated with long delays, caseworker turnover and unfulfilled promises from Rebuild NC.
Looking at different policy scenarios around climate change, agency report lays out path for holding warming to 1.5 C
A study shows that watershed logging can be as bad for salmon numbers as increased predation in the ocean.
A climate scientist has won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time. It’s a reminder that the field, which emerged from the mid-20th century’s biggest questions, hasn’t always been fraught.
"It was because of the overwhelming response and the need to accommodate that response with extra time that we had to approach the minister with the request for an extension," committee head Ron Wallace said in an interview Tuesday.
The noted environmentalist and author from Vermont decries an attempt to block climate legislation, saying the United States needs to act now on climate to avoid disaster.

Almost 80 per cent of the particles found in the stomachs of fish studied come from textiles and clothing that are washed into waterways in the laundry process, the report said.

A new campaign asserts, incorrectly, that cows in the U.S. “may not be contributing much at all to global warming.”

Some people are more environmentally conscious than others, and scientists say the reason could be in their genes.

The nation’s top financial regulators are preparing to release a report this week that chronicles both their early efforts to tackle climate change as well as their possible plans for the future.

Unseasonably heavy rainfall has destroyed crops, washed away bridges and killed dozens of people across India and Nepal in a reminder of the devastation caused by a changing climate.

Scaling down his "build back better" plans, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class priorities — child tax credits, paid family leave, health care and free pre-kindergarten.

The fall leaves' 2021 lackluster show is one thing that can't be blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, pin it on climate change.

Our ridiculous addiction to acquiring more possessions is stuffing up the planet, so it's time to call in the experts.

A survey found 99.9 percent of scientific studies say climate change is caused by human activity. One expert said it should be "the last word" on the subject.

Plans for fossil fuel production around the world are twice the level necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Environment Program.

Venice saw a record five exceptional floods over six weeks in late 2019 that triggered fears about the impact of worsening climate change on the Italian lagoon city beloved by tourists.